Sunday, March 02, 2008

CFRB hosts THE VOID, by Mark Mynheir

This week the Christian Fiction Review Blog features THE VOID, by Mark Mynheir. This is an excellent story if you like mysteries, speculative fiction, science fiction, or just a plain good story, believable characters, realistic situations (for the most part) and a brilliant imagination.

Special Agent Roberta "Robbie" Sanchez, with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement has been spending her time trying to put bad guys behind bars. She has a personal reason for doing so, but between this and taking care of her mother, who has Alzheimer's, she's beginning to burn out. The last thing she needs is another big case, which is exactly just what she gets. She can't turn this one down either, because it involves the homicide of a fellow police officer, Brad Worthington of the Palm Bay Police Department.

All this sounds like the makings of a good mystery novel, something that I might write or read. Yet the book goes further than just a clever murderer. We find ourselves taking a closer look at a company called LifeTex. Something's going on there that is definitely off kilter. When doctors break every imaginable law, both federal and international, to clone a human being, a genetically perfect human, the do more than "create" life, which is in reality an illusion. All they've created is a functioning human body with a void, an emptiness waiting to be filled. And filled it is with something they never, ever dreamed of, not in their worst nightmares. The trouble now becomes how do you fight something unless you are ready to accept its ability to exist?

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Other CFRB members who will be posting sometime this week:

A Frank Review
Back to the Mountains
Between Sundays
Bibliophile's Retreat
Cathi's Chatter
Queen of Convolution
Virtual Book Tour de 'Net


Tangerine by Marilynn Griffith

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is posting about Tangerine (Revell, January 2007) by Marilynn Griffith (fellow CFBA member, blogger, writer, and mother of *GULP* seven!)


Marilynn Griffith is wife to a deacon, mom to a tribe and proof that God gives second chances. Her novels include Made of Honor (Steeple Hill, Jan. 2006), Pink (Revell, Feb. 2006), Jade (Revell, June 2006), and If the Shoe Fits (Revell, 2007). Her other credits include Chicken Soup for the Christian Woman’s Soul, Cup of Comfort Devotionals and her Shades of Style series (Revell, 2006). She lives in Florida with her husband and children. To book speaking engagements or just say hello, email:


Tangerine is the third book in the Shades of Style Novels.

Fans of Pink and Jade will eat up Tangerine, the third book in the cutting-edge Shades of Style series. Jean Guerra, a designer at Garments of Praise design firm, doesn't like surprises. These days though, the unexpected meets her everywhere. Since Jean's return to the church a year ago, her God-encounters occur with increasing frequency, along with thoughts of her husband-the one she vowed to divorce and gave up on long ago. The one nobody at work knows about, not even her best friend, Lily, or her boss, Chenille. But when the designer assigned to work with Jean on a line of men's suits shows up, her heart flips. It's her husband, Nigel Salvador. Jean is finally rendered speechless. Can her bruised heart become whole enough to love again? Or will she remain in the trenches of loneliness forever?

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THE 3RD COVENANT - a Comparison

The following table shows where THE 3RD COVENANT stands against 7 top authors and 14 other books.



Times out

times per month

Judge and Jury

Cold Moon

Death Dance

Promise Me

The 3rd Covenant

The Camel Club

Violet Dawn

3rd Degree

The Collectors

Web of Lies

The 12th Card

Words of Silk

Above and Beyond


No Second Chance

James Patterson

Jeffery Deaver

Linda Fairstein

Harlan Coben

David Brollier

David Baldacci

Brandilyn Collins

James Patterson

David Baldacci

Brandilyn Collins

Jeffery Deaver

Sandra Brown

Sandra Brown

Linda Fairstein

Harlan Coben


CHO 17

CHO 17

CHO 16

CHO 11

CHO 21


CHO 34



CHO 17

CHO 29

CHO 30

CHO 19

CHO 31